I recently had a could-be-terrible day. It all started because I misread the bus timetable by 5 minutes. When we missed our first bus, it made us miss the coach to go to the next destination. We ended up stuck at a train station all day until 10pm, weighed down by our luggage and wouldnt get to our hostel until 3am on St. Patrick's Day.
I have been traveling with a girl I met in Sydney who was also traveling alone up the coast. She has taught me so much about life without even knowing it. She has the most positive attitude on life of anyone that I have ever known, no matter what the situation at hand. One of the most important things she taught me was on this day, when I was so angry at myself and couldn't get over the mistake that I had made. She never once got angry at me, and she showed me how to make the most of a could-be-terrible day. We made up things to do like little kids all day long trying to pass the time. We waited at the train station till 10pm playing games like I Spy, Marry/Kiss/Void, doing summersaults in the grass, practicing my photography, makeovers on the side of the street, exercising, people watching, and drinking wine to the sunset. It turned out to be one of the most amazing days, and all because of the positive outlook she had on our day. This is proof of how a positive attitude can change your day from being an absolutely horrible one to an amazing one!